Coeducation at Charterhouse
Full coeducation at Charterhouse is an important decision that the Governing Body has taken as part of its development strategy for the School.
Building on the success of our coeducational Sixth Form, we are moving to full coeducation from the age of 13. We look forward to welcoming our first girls into the Fourth Form (Year 9) in September 2021, the year in which we will celebrate half a century of girls at Charterhouse. There will be girls in every year group from September 2023. As the School is currently full, the School roll will grow over the next decade to around 1,000 pupils, the increase representing additional places for girls.
Building on our strengths
We have all seen first-hand the benefits of coeducation in our Sixth Form. We want to extend those social, cultural and academic advantages to the whole community of the School. Charterhouse’s educational approach has stood the test of time. Younger girls will thrive, as do our boys and older girls, on our commitment to care, independent learning, pupil leadership, and both academic and extra-curricular challenge and breadth.
A strategy for the unfolding world
The world of work is changing profoundly and at great speed. We believe the best preparation for a rewarding and fulfilling life in this exciting future is a first class education for boys and girls learning together as partners and equals – just as they will work together as adults to take on opportunities and tackle challenges.
The responsibility of our Governing Body is to put in place, and to oversee delivery of, a long-term strategy that supports and benefits our pupils. The move to coeducation is a fundamental part of that strategy.
- Why are you going fully coeducational?
- Why now?
- When will girls arrive in the School?
- How many places will there be for girls? Will this reduce the number of places for boys?
- How many girls will there be in the first year of this scheme?
- What will the girl / boy ratio be?
- How will year groups grow?
- How will going fully coeducational change the School?
- What will going fully coeducational mean for co-curricular activities?
- How will my son / daughter be able to socialise with girls / boys?
- What does going full coeducational mean for pastoral care?
- What will the new houses look like?
- How do we choose my daughter’s Housemistress? When will we be able to meet her?
- How will the changes affect existing pupils?
- How will the changes affect pupils who have registered for places?
Our 'New Tomorrow' brochure (available using the link below) sets out our plans for modernisation as the School expands and moves to full coeducation. We hope that our FAQ section below answers any queries you may have, but please do contact our Director of Admissions should you like any further information: firstname.lastname@example.org.